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Routes in The First Corridor

Acme Top Rope Wall S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Agua Negro S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Before The Storm T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Betty Does Brownsville S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Bilbo Surfs Galveston S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Booty Route, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Brand X Top Rope Wall TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Holey Mole' S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hook 'em Horns S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Itsy Bitsy Spider (climbed up the water spout) S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Leather & Lace S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Middle Earth S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Pain at the Pump S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Pocket Change S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Rise and Shine S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Sophie's Choice S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Spider's Line S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Unknown S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Welcome to Texas Canyon T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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The First Corridor is the narrow shady gap formed by the two huge sandstone conglomerate domes, the Elephant's Head and the Hatchery, nearest to the parking area. The First Corridor can be accessed from either end, north or south, but the most straight forward is by walking around the south end of the Elephant's Head (aka the Chicken/Hyperion Slab) and following the trail as it winds to the right (north) and walk uphill between the The Egg (on the left) and the Elephant's Head (the huge formation on the right). There are climbs on both the west and east walls of the First Corridor. Many easy and moderate sport climbs ranging in difficulty from 5.5 - 5.10b/c ascend the lower angled east (right) wall of the First Corridor, with several two pitch routes, while routes on the west wall range from 5.9 - 5.11.

Getting There

From the parking area, walk up the road past the locked white gate. Continue up the road for ~ 100 yds. until the crag comes into sight and take the dirt track, on the right, that diagonals down toward the crag with the caves on its east face (Elephant's Head/Hyperion Slab). Follow the dirt track down the hill and skirt the south end of the large slab (Hyperion Slab) and continue until the trail winds to the north (right) and up the hill into the First Corridor.
To approach the First Corridor from the north end, follow the fire road from the parking area down the hill until nearly to the caves on the east face of the Elephant's Head. Take the path toward the caves and go right, and down the hill, skirting the right shoulder of the formation. Continue ~ 50 yds along the base of the north side of the Elephant's Head (this is the Pangea Wall) until the First Corridor appears, on the left.

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Climbed the next route to the right of Booty Route, felt like mid to upper 10 (c/d maybe?). Crux was definitely easier than booty route's, anybody got any actual info on this climb? Just curious what I am climbing. You can put it on TR if you rap to its anchors from the anchors to booty route.
Also curious what the next few routes immediately to the right are, looked at them but didn't end up getting on any. Any info? Apr 29, 2013
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
Jeff.....the route in question, to the immediate right of the Booty Route, is "Rise and Shine" (5.10C). Jan 9, 2014

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